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Lying for Islam

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Lying for Islam

Some time ago, there was a film “Indecent Proposal”, in which a loving young couple stand to lose everything in the recession, so they go to Vegas to try to win the money they need. After losing at the tables, they are approached by a millionaire who offers them a million dollars for a night with the wife. The couple agrees, but this solution to their financial dilemma threatens to destroy their relationship.

This scenario is hardly an ethical dilemma for most of us, but it does raise the important point “how far, if at all, would you be prepared to compromise your integrity for money?

I was pondering this the other day when I came upon an advert in The Age Education section (18 June), inviting Paul TonsonVibrant Individuals, Jews and Christians, to join a team of three, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim, to talk to school students. The Task: to lead a structured workshop, involving 2-3 visits per month to State and Private schools. They would get paid for this government-funded project.
An information evening is to be held this Thursday

Contact: Paul Tonson : 0413 010 146
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Mmm, this looks like easy money - let’s find out more. 

 From the JCMA’ s Principle of Dialogue:-
“The JCMA is about meeting people of our own religion and others. We hope to understand other faiths (and our own) more deeply by starting to discover what they mean to other people who live them. We wish to develop an awareness of what is true, good and beautiful in faiths other than our own.”
 
Goombaya my love!

Yes, I too want to develop an awareness of what is true about Islam. That’s why I’ve been reading the Qu’ran and factual books about Islam (not those written by apologists for Islam such as Karen Armstrong!) But I would contend that part of that truth might uncover what is bad and ugly in faiths other than our own.

Just some of the principles JCMA claims to adhere to :
1. The JCMA is a bridge-building organization, established to deepen understanding.
2. We respect the sacred wisdom of each religion, and it’s spiritual expression.
3. We respect the differences among religions and spiritual expressions. Participants will try to speak of their own faith perspective, leaving others to speak of theirs
6. Participants will endeavour to speak of and through their own experience and understanding and where generalizations are unavoidable, to be honest and as accurate as possible.
11. We practice healing and reconciliation to resolve conflict without resorting to violence
16. We maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, prudent use of resources, and fair and accurate disclosure of information

Being a Vibrant Indidividual myself, at least after a few drinks, I decided to think this one through: what would VIs be expected to do? Presumably, go into schools and concur with the Muslim’s narrative that Islam is a Religion of Peace. Now that doesn’t sound too onerous!

If you choose to follow this path, what better way to prepare than to read “Islam for Dummies” by Sohaib Sultan, who has studied traditional Islam both in the Middle East and the United States, has been involved in the Muslim Students Union in Indiana University, participated in numerous interfaith dialogues, is a freelance journalist and has served as an Islamic affairs analyst for the BBC.

In Chapter 5, “Relating the Koran to Abrahamic Revelations”, Sohaib says Koranic belief is:
“that Jews did not properly guard their book from human changes and corruption..the Children of Israel introduced new laws into the Torah that were not revealed to Prophet Moses, simply to reflect their whims and desires”.

If as a Jew you refute this claim, yet still participate with the JCMA, you are lying for Islam.

Sohaib says:
“the Koran believes that the original bible as revealed to Jesus has been lost. As such, the four accounts of Jesus’ life that appear in Mark, Matthew, Zluke and John are not considered to be a fully accurate recollection of the Injil” (Gospel)
“Jesus in the Koran is not God or the son of God or in any way divine.”
.”the Koran says God saved Jesus from crucifixion by raising him up to the heavens.” and that “Jesus will return towards the end of time to fight the antichrist… proclaim his true nature as a Messenger of God, confirm the teachings of Profphet Muhammad, and die as a human being on earth.”

If as a Christian you refute these claims, yet still participate with the JCMA, you are lying for Islam.

He sums up:
“The Koran sets the record straight by including the portions of Torah and Gospel that are valid and still relevant, while correcting mistakes and excluding that which is no longer relevant.”
If you agree with that conclusion, you are probably no longer practising your religion, so can hardly call yourself a Jew/Christian!

His attempts to claim moral equivalence between the Koran and Torah also fail to convince:
“Islam is often criticised for including the death penalty for adultery as part of its penal code. However, the Torah establishes the same punishment for sexual immorality, such as adultery and incest.”
Yes, but when was the last time Jews carried out this punishment? And when was the last time Muslims did?

Remember Principle16.
“We maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, prudent use of resources, and fair and accurate disclosure of information”.
In the interests of the aforesaid fair and accurate disclosure of information, and just in case you are still tempted by the offer, here are a few more pointers to look out for if a student is well-informed about Islam and decides to ask difficult questions:-

1.    “What is jihad?”

MUSLIM VERSION: You will probably get the answer that apologist for Islam Michael McGirr gave (AIM: Letter to the Imam)
“ It meant achieving discipline and selfcontrol, of working towards difficult goals, of struggle in the inward sense, of developing confidence to get through difficult challenges”.
THE FACTS:
The authoritative Encyclopedia of Islam defines jihad as ‘military action with the object of the expansion of Islam’, and finds that it ‘has principally an offensive character’. Until the late 19th century Islamic jurists used the term jihad — as a religious and legal term — strictly in this sense and it is used in this sense by many Muslims today.

2.    What about verses in the Qu’ran “do not take Jews or Christians as your friends”

MUSLIM VERSION:
This only applied when they were at war, but not today -
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12: Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his brother what he likes for himself." (source)
THE FACTS:
This refers only to their Muslim brothers, so is not equivalent to the Judeo-Christian ethic, which refers to all humanity.

3.     When the Qu’ran says “Kill the Jews”, what does it mean?

MUSLIM VERSION:
Jews are the children of Abraham, just as Muslims are, so we are all brothers. Abraham is a spritiual and moral model for all humanity.

THE FACTS:
It means “Kill the Jews”.

4.    Is it true there is no compulsion in religion?

MUSLIM VERSION:
Yes, the Qu’ran says “Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion” and “let there be no compulsion in religion”.

THE FACTS:
This verse has been abrogated (superceded) by a later verse “And fight them until there is no more disbelief and religion will be for Allah alone”.

5.    What does dhimmitude mean?

MUSLIM VERSION:
It means Jews and Christians were protected under Islamic rule and allowed to practice their religions freely.

THE FACTS:
Jews and Christans under Islam are subjugated and treated as second-class citizens, subject to harsh restraints and humiliated. They have to pay jizya (poll tax). If they violate any of the rules, they can be killed or sold into slavery.

                                                     
So ask yourself before rushing to apply for this job – will you be able to lie straight in your bed at night? Or are you making a Faustian pact?

One question that certainly needs to be asked: why on earth are our government funding deceitful projects like this?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2008 08:16  

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History - Violent Jihad

Australians celebrate and revere Anzac Day on April 25th each year in remembrance of our brave soldiers who fought in two great world wars to secure our freedom. Every Australian identifies with the slogan “lest we forget” and in services held around the country people reflect on the battles and men who died to secure our freedom. Yet across the world in France, there is one remarkable battle which helped form the Europe we know today and allowed the development of civilization based on Judeo Christian principles. This one famous battle has become known as the battle of Tours and effectively stopped the Muslim advance into Europe. After the death of Mohammed in 632AD, Muslim armies exploded out of the Arabian peninsula to conquer much of the Middle East, expanding across north Africa. From there they crossed into Spain in 711AD and eventually controlled much of al-Andalus by 715AD. It was the victory at Tours by Charles Martel that stemmed the tide and eventually the Muslim marauders were expelled from Spain in 1492 when the last outpost at Granada fell to King Ferdinand of Spain. 

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History - Infidels' Resistance

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Ransomer of Captives from the Muslims

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History - Tolerance Myths

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Islamic Pirates

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History - Violent Jihad

Barbary Corsair
Somalian Islamic Pirates & Lessons from History
 
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The Battle of Broken Hill

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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
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Jihad Galore

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History - Tolerance Myths

Jihad Galore and the Toledo Whore

Battle of Higueruela

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Arabs Hated The Quran

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How the Arabs Hated The Quran
 
Old Quran

Wh y are you a Muslim?
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Lepanto Anniversary

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History - Imperialism

Decisive Victory for the West

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Muslim Jerusalem

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History - Stolen Heritage

Jerusalem - Coat of ArmsWhy do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
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Mohammed, who at this stage needed more followers, decided to win those tribes over and convert them to his newly invented religion.

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Killing of Banu Quraiza

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Did Prophet Muhammad order Killing Surrendered Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar?  A historical Analysis

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What Mecca?

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History - Early History

A great tragedy of the Islamic control of our universities and political correctness plus the fear of extreme violence if anyone dares question the roots and claims of Islam is ...that nobody dares question the roots and claims of Islam!!!  I want to stimulate interest and offer this summary of information on Mecca from (LINK) which discusses some problems with Muslim claims in a comparison of evidence supporting Islam/Christianity. 

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Yahweh or Hubal

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FlagThere is a very strongly entrenched view among majority of Westerners today that the three main monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam share one common God and therefore despite the obvious differences, the core foundation of these three religions is the same. 

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